|Coachman Sym Brayshaw with a horse and trap, he worked for a local doctor. The house on the left is now the RAF Association Club on New Road Side (January 2013).
Sym/Simeon Brayshaw was born in 1880, the oldest son of Thomas and Sarah Anne (Gibbs). By 1901 he was a groom/gardener living in Kirk Lane and on December 13th 1905 married Annie Louise Peel at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel recording his occupation as a dyer’s labourer.
Within a few years he was a baker and lived in Chapel Allerton. At the age of sixty he was a master confectioner/baker and back in Yeadon – at 85 High Street.
Sym died in October 1958 when his address was 4 Quarry Mount and his wife Annie Louise lived there until her death in 1972.
Additional research by Helen M.
14 January 2023
When I joined the Home Guard in 1941, Sym Brayshaw who was by this time an old man, was the storeman and kitted me out with my uniform. This could be a picture of him in his youth which would date this picture in the 1880s.
29 July 2013.
Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 03 November 2021.
Last updated: 14 January 2023 – Photo ID: N52 – Additional text.